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Fowey

4353
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.9.1747BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1747BWAS-1714
Launched4.7.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.3.1751/52BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLepe - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Moody JanverinBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture6.10.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet34.4615 
Length of Keel93' 3"Imperial Feet28.3718 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen513 2094Tons BM 

Armament


4.7.1749Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745160Design Complement

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1751/52 - 17.5.1756Captain
George MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1779
ADM 6/18/27
BWAS-1714
17.1.1757 - 14.11.1758Captain
Henry John PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1756
Transfered ADM 6/18/345
BWAS-1714
14.11.1758 - 6.7.1761Captain
George Anthony TonynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1770
Transfered ADM 6/19/4
BWAS-1714
7.7.1761 - 3.6.1763Captain
Joseph MeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
ADM 6/19/327
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 9.6.1767Captain
William AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1799
ADM 6/20/78
ADM 6/20
9.6.1767 - 9.7.1771Captain
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/20/170
BWAS-1714
28.10.1771 - 7.7.1772Captain
Thomas WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1776
ADM 6/20/409
ADM 6/20
7.7.1772 - 15.4.1774Captain
Thomas JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1779
ADM 6/20/458
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787

Confirmed 6.10.1772
BWAS-1714
15.4.1774 - 18.1.1777Captain
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
Transfered ADM 6/21/33
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, North America
Confirmed 1.6.1774
BWAS-1714
18.1.1777 - 31.1.1777Captain
Elliott SalterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
ADM 6/21/250
BWAS-1714
10.5.1777 - 26.7.1777Captain
Elliott SalterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/285
ADM 6/21
2.8.1777 - 23.8.1777Captain
James JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1764
ADM 6/21/301
ADM 6/21
23.8.1777 - 25.9.1777Captain
The Hon. John TollemacheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1777
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/304
ADM 6/21
22.11.1777 - 15.5.1780Captain
John HenryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1812
ADM 6/22/186
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 26.10.1780
BWAS-1714
15.5.1780 - 1.7.1780Captain
Howell LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1780
ADM 6/22/189
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 30.10.1780
ADM 6/22
1.7.1780 - 22.6.1781Captain
John KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1801
Transfered ADM 6/22/218
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 29.12.1780
ADM 6/22
14.10.1780 - 20.10.1780Captain
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/472
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 22.5.1782
ADM 6/22
20.10.1780 - 6.3.1782Captain
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1825
Transfered ADM 6/22/288
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 17.5.1781
ADM 6/22
23.11.1780 - 6.10.1781Captain
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
ADM 6/22/567
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1779 - 1780Midshipman
Edward Walpole BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1840
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1761 - 8.2.1762Captain's Servant
William RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1767
IPC

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1747Began building at Lepe - Hampshire BWAS-1714
4.7.1749Completed building at Lepe - Hampshire at a cost of £4165.12.0dBWAS-1714
9.7.1749Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.5.1752Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1843.1.4dBWAS-1714
6.1752Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.5.1756Paid offADM 51
24.7.1756SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1756Began repairsBWAS-1714
2.1757Completed repairs at a cost of £3176.18.9dBWAS-1714
23.6.1757Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1758At QuebecBWAS-1714
17.5.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.7.1760Took the Privateer
L'Heureuse Pécheuse 1760-1760
French Privateer
off Heligolandt
BG
24.6.1761Took the Privateer
Le Russien 1761-1761
French Privateer

9.8.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
14.3.1762Fowey vs Ventura
15.3.1762Took the Frigate
Ventura (26) 1755-1762
Spanish 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
off Cape Tiburon

6.6.1762Operations against Havana
3.6.1763

At Jamaica, then home to pay off

BWAS-1714
20.10.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1765Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
28.8.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1766Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8082.13.4dBWAS-1714
25.8.1767Sailed for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
9.7.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1771Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1772Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2989.18.7dBWAS-1714
12.5.1772Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1774At VirginiaBWAS-1714
4.12.1775Took the Brigantine
Washington (10) 1775-1775
American 10 Gun
Hired Brigantine

1.1777Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
31.1.1777

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1777Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4761.0.5dBWAS-1714
28.8.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1778At SavannahBWAS-1714
9.9.1779Siege of Savannah
4.11.1779Took the Galley
Rutledge 1779-1779
American Unrated Galley

6.10.1781Scutttled and burnt to avoid capture at Yorktown. Clowes says set on fire by American red hot shot.


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
 
 

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